Man critical after he was stabbed in a home in early hours
A MAYO man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was stabbed a number of times in the early hours of this morning.
The man, who is in his 50s, was injured in an incident which occurred at a private residence in Tom Clarke Place in Ballina.
The victim, who is from the locality was rushed to Mayo General Hospital where his condition was described as critical.
It is understood he suffered a number of stab wounds in the incident which took place between 3.30am and 4.15am this morning. He has now undergone emergency surgery.
Gardai in Ballina are investigating the incident and the area has been sealed off for a forensic examination.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses and want anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Tom Clarke Place in the early hours of this morning to contact Ballina Garda station at 096 20560.